Tennessee Tipoff Classic Make Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tennessee Tipoff Classic Will be Made Up Thursday May 4th at Smoky Mountain Speedway

Contact: Chris Tilley
Southern Nationals Bonus Series P.R. Coordinator
606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com

BRASSTOWN, NC (March 17, 2017)—The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series and Smoky Mountain Speedway located in Maryville, Tenn. will make up the 10-lap Consey and 75-lap Tennessee Tipoff Classic paying $15,000-to-win on Thursday May 4th.

The makeup date will open a big weekend of nice paying races in the area. With the rescheduled makeup date, drivers and fans can attend Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events on Friday May 5th at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway and Saturday May 6th at Florence (Ky.) Speedway. Also in the area, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will be in action on Friday May 5th at Cherokee (S.C.) Speedway and Saturday May 6th at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. is the defending race winner which was sanctioned by the Spring Nationals Series. Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. and Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. shared Tennessee Tipoff Classic victories during the event in 2014. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. claimed the rescheduled 2015 race after a rain out forced the postponement of the event. There have been three different Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series champions with Steve Casebolt of Richmond, Ind. taking the championship in 2013. Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. won the series title in 2014 while driving the Blount Motorsports Rocket Chassis and Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. again drove the Blount Motorsports entry to the title in 2015 and last season.

On Thursday May 4th, a full show of the Street Stocks and Sportsman will also join in with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee R.V. Thursday’s grandstand admission is $30.00 for adults. Adult tier parking is $35.00 and adult pit passes are $40.00. The pit gates will open at 3:00 pm, the stands and tier parking gates will swing open at 4:00 pm on May 4th with the driver’s meeting slated for 6:00 pm and hot laps will roll out at around 6:30 pm.

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN 37801. The track phone number is (865) 856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on to www.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

4th Annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic Sweet 16 A-Main Line-Up for May 4th
Row 1: Jimmy Owens – Chris Madden
Row 2: Donald McIntosh – Tim McCreadie
Row 3: Jonathan Davenport – Dale McDowell
Row 4: Scott Bloomquist – Jason Croft
Row 5: Shanon Buckingham – Robby Moses
Row 6: Michael Chilton – Skip Arp
Row 7: Mike Marlar – Ricky Weiss
Row 8: Brandon Overton – Joey Coulter
Row 9: B-Main Winner – B-Main 2nd Place
Row 10: B-Main 3rd Place – B-Main 4th Place
Row 11: Provisional Starter – Provisional Starter

Last Chance Showdown B-Main Starting Line-Up (10 Laps/Top 4 Finishers Transfer)
Row 1: Stacy Boles – Mark Douglas
Row 2: David Payne – Ryan King
Row 3: Tommy Kerr – Vic Hill
Row 4: Billy Ogle, Jr.

Event Info

TN Tipoff Test & Tune

EVENT NOTES

Tipoff…Test & Tune

Thursday, March 9th Schedule: Practice from (6PM-9PM) All Classes are Welcome!

On Tap for the Weekend:
 4th Annual Tennessee Tipoff classic Weekend. Thursday, March 9th Test & Tune Session (All Divisions Welcome), Friday, March 10th: Super LM Hot Laps, Qualifying, and Heats; Full Sportsman LM Feature. Saturday, March 11th: Super LM Consi’s and 75 Lap $15,000 to win Feature, Street Stock Full Feature.

T-Shirts / Long Sleeve for sale this weekend

short sleeve $20.00  – long sleeve $ 25.00
2x 3x 4x  add $ 5.00

Coolers: No Coolers allowed in Grandstands. However Coolers are permitted in Tier Parking.

Carry-In Items – To ensure the safety of all Guests, carry-in items will may be inspected prior to entrance. Bags, backpacks, purses, etc. larger than 14″ x 14″ x 14″ will not be permitted into the Speedway in accordance with the Smoky Mountain Speedway size requirement.

Medical: EMT’s, Rural Metro Ambulance, and Greenback Fire Department will be available at every Event.

Golf Carts / ATV’s/ Pit Bikes –  1 ATVs, Gators, Mules, etc will be allowed per Race Team. Fans are Welcome to bring ATV’s, Gators, Mules, Golf Carts in the Pit Area but will be required to pay $20 per vehicle. ABSOLUTELY NO Pit Bikes will be Allowed.

Parking – All Parking is Free.

Radio – Portable radios and headsets are permitted in Smoky Mountain Speedway. The public address system can be heard on FM frequency 97.9.

Seating Update: Fans please remember that chairs will only be allowed on the concrete areas of the grandstands. Small seatbacks and cushions are permitted elsewhere. We ask that fans that are using large chairs use the top rows to prevent blocking others view. If you are wanting a seat on the concrete bleachers please get to the track early. Our stands can withhold large crowds, however, Seating may become limited. Please be courteous to those around you.

Gate Information: 

Smoky Mountain Accepts Cash and Checks only

Grandstand Gate is the FIRST Entrance coming From Hwy 411 South to Brick Mill Rd.
Tier Parking/ Camping is the SECOND Entrance

Pit Gate is the THIRD Entrance and is actually Crye Rd.

Tier Parking is a Tailgate atmosphere, where coolers and small grills are allowed. Parking is first come first serve and cannot be reserved. Please limit the use of tents and canopy’s unless you are on the back row.

There is a walking path from Tier to Pits

What is Tier Parking: Tier Parking is a tailgate atmosphere, where you can park and watch from your vehicle, in the bed of your truck, or in a lawn chair.

Camping: Dry Camping is Available in the Back of Tier Parking for $20 Plus the price of Tickets.
Over sized Vehicles are also subject to a $20 Fee.

Concessions: Arrive hungry, SMS offers full concessions at the Grandstand Gate, and Partial Concessions in Tier Parking and in the Pits. Several food vendors will be onsite for each Event (Funnel Cakes, Kettle Korn, and Pork Rinds Weekly)

TICKET PRICES

TICKETS FOR TIPOFF TEST & TUNE SESSION

Availability:
Tickets will be Available at 4PM Thursday, March 9th.

Pit Passes:
Pit Passes are sold day-of-show. (12 & up) are $20 for Test & Tune and $10 (11 & under).  Minors 18 and under must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Smoky Mountain Speedway official, it must be notarized.  Form can be downloaded

GENERAL ADMISSION:

Grandstands will be closed during Thursdays Session of Testing & Tuning

Tier Parking will be open Free of Charge.


March 9th, 2017 General Tier Parking Pit Pass
AGES 12 & UP N/A FREE  $20
KIDS (6-11) N/A FREE  $10
KIDS (5 & UNDER) N/A FREE  $10

TIME SCHEDULE

ITINERARY FOR MARCH 9TH

The event schedule for the Tennessee Tipoff Test & Tune is located below.

Thursday- March 9th
4:00 PM Pit Gate Opens
4:00 PM Ticket Sales Begin
4:00 PM Tier Gates Open
6:00 PM Test & Tune Begins
9:00 PM Test & Tune Ends

EVENT NOTES

Tipoff…Test & Tune

Thursday, March 9th Schedule: Practice from (6PM-9PM) All Classes are Welcome!

On Tap for the Weekend:
 4th Annual Tennessee Tipoff classic Weekend. Thursday, March 9th Test & Tune Session (All Divisions Welcome), Friday, March 10th: Super LM Hot Laps, Qualifying, and Heats; Full Sportsman LM Feature. Saturday, March 11th: Super LM Consi’s and 75 Lap $15,000 to win Feature, Street Stock Full Feature.

T-Shirts / Long Sleeve for sale this weekend

short sleeve $20.00  – long sleeve $ 25.00
2x 3x 4x  add $ 5.00

Coolers: No Coolers allowed in Grandstands. However Coolers are permitted in Tier Parking.

Carry-In Items – To ensure the safety of all Guests, carry-in items will may be inspected prior to entrance. Bags, backpacks, purses, etc. larger than 14″ x 14″ x 14″ will not be permitted into the Speedway in accordance with the Smoky Mountain Speedway size requirement.

Medical: EMT’s, Rural Metro Ambulance, and Greenback Fire Department will be available at every Event.

Golf Carts / ATV’s/ Pit Bikes –  1 ATVs, Gators, Mules, etc will be allowed per Race Team. Fans are Welcome to bring ATV’s, Gators, Mules, Golf Carts in the Pit Area but will be required to pay $20 per vehicle. ABSOLUTELY NO Pit Bikes will be Allowed.

Parking – All Parking is Free.

Radio – Portable radios and headsets are permitted in Smoky Mountain Speedway. The public address system can be heard on FM frequency 97.9.

Seating Update: Fans please remember that chairs will only be allowed on the concrete areas of the grandstands. Small seatbacks and cushions are permitted elsewhere. We ask that fans that are using large chairs use the top rows to prevent blocking others view. If you are wanting a seat on the concrete bleachers please get to the track early. Our stands can withhold large crowds, however, Seating may become limited. Please be courteous to those around you.

Gate Information: 

Smoky Mountain Accepts Cash and Checks only

Grandstand Gate is the FIRST Entrance coming From Hwy 411 South to Brick Mill Rd.
Tier Parking/ Camping is the SECOND Entrance

Pit Gate is the THIRD Entrance and is actually Crye Rd.

Tier Parking is a Tailgate atmosphere, where coolers and small grills are allowed. Parking is first come first serve and cannot be reserved. Please limit the use of tents and canopy’s unless you are on the back row.

There is a walking path from Tier to Pits

What is Tier Parking: Tier Parking is a tailgate atmosphere, where you can park and watch from your vehicle, in the bed of your truck, or in a lawn chair.

Camping: Dry Camping is Available in the Back of Tier Parking for $20 Plus the price of Tickets.
Over sized Vehicles are also subject to a $20 Fee.

Concessions: Arrive hungry, SMS offers full concessions at the Grandstand Gate, and Partial Concessions in Tier Parking and in the Pits. Several food vendors will be onsite for each Event (Funnel Cakes, Kettle Korn, and Pork Rinds Weekly)

TICKET PRICES

TICKETS FOR TIPOFF TEST & TUNE SESSION

Availability:
Tickets will be Available at 4PM Thursday, March 9th.

Pit Passes:
Pit Passes are sold day-of-show. (12 & up) are $20 for Test & Tune and $10 (11 & under).  Minors 18 and under must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Smoky Mountain Speedway official, it must be notarized.  Form can be downloaded

GENERAL ADMISSION:

Grandstands will be closed during Thursdays Session of Testing & Tuning

Tier Parking will be open Free of Charge.


March 9th, 2017 General Tier Parking Pit Pass
AGES 12 & UP N/A FREE  $20
KIDS (6-11) N/A FREE  $10
KIDS (5 & UNDER) N/A FREE  $10

TIME SCHEDULE

ITINERARY FOR MARCH 9TH

The event schedule for the 63rd Season Opener is located below. Please note that our spring schedule is in effect (earlier start times).

Thursday- March 9th
4:00 PM Pit Gate Opens
4:00 PM Ticket Sales Begin
4:00 PM Tier Gates Open
6:00 PM Test & Tune Begins
9:00 PM Test & Tune Ends

809 Brick Mill RD
Maryville, TN 37801
865.856.8989

Saturday’s Tipoff Time has Changed to 1:30 PM Drivers Meeting

Adjusted Start Times for Saturday’s Portion of the TN Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain

Contact: Chris Tilley
Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series P.R. Coordinator
606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Mar. 9, 2016 – With the chance of a wintry mix of weather late Saturday Night into Sunday, officials with Smoky Mountain Speedway have adjusted the start times for the Saturday portion of the Tennessee Tipoff Classic at the Maryville, Tenn. speed-plant.

Thursday’s practice session from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm is on as scheduled as well as Friday’s program which includes Qualifying and Heat Races for the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Super Late Models and a full show for the Sportsman Late Models paying $2,000-to-win.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee R.V. will sanction the Fourth Annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic at the Maryville, Tenn. oval. The event pays $15,000-to-win and $750-to-start and boasts a purse in excess of $50,000. The feature distance is 75 laps.

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. is the defending race winner which was sanctioned by the Spring Nationals Series. Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. and Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. shared Tennessee Tipoff Classic victories during the event in 2014. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. claimed the rescheduled 2015 race after a rain out forced the postponement of the event. There have been three different Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series champions with Steve Casebolt of Richmond, Ind. taking the championship in 2013. Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. won the series title in 2014 while driving the Blount Motorsports Rocket Chassis and Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. again drove the Blount Motorsports entry to the title in 2015 and last season. The nation’s best drivers will square off against the region’s best during this must-see event.

On Thursday March 9, there will be an open practice session for all divisions from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. The price per person in the pit area is $20.00 while the grandstand will remain closed. Tier parking will be open and free to any spectators. The pits will open at 5:00 pm on Thursday night.

On Friday March 10, the pits will open at 2:00 pm, grandstands and tier parking open at 4:00 pm and the driver’s meeting is set for 6:30 pm. Hot laps will roll out at 7:00 pm. Friday’s program will feature practice, time trials and heat races for the Spring Nationals Series Late Models. The Sportsman Late Models will practice, qualify, heat race and compete 25 laps for $2,000-to-win and $125-to-start in their main event. There is a $50.00 entry fee and includes the transponder rental for the Sportsman division. A 20-car field minimum must be present for advertised purse.

On Saturday March 11, all gates will open at 11:00 am with the driver’s meeting at 1:30 pm and hot laps scheduled to roll out at 2:00 pm. Saturday’s program includes practice, 12-lap last chance races and the 75-lap $15,000-to-win Spring Nationals main event. The Street Stocks will practice, qualify, heat race and compete 25 laps for $2,000-to-win and $125-to-start. There is a $40.00 entry fee and includes the transponder rental for the Sportsman division. A 20-car field minimum must be present for advertised purse.

If 40 or more Super Late Models are signed in for the weekend’s action, there will be a Non-Qualifiers race for cars that have not transferred into the feature event. The race will be 15 laps in distance and the winner plus the second place finisher will have a choice to make. The winner can choose to take $1,000 for the win and load their car or start 23rd in the main event. The second place finisher in the Non-Qualifier race will also have the option of taking $750.00 for the finish or taking the 24th starting spot in the feature event. All drivers that attempt to start the Non-Qualifiers race will receive $100 in tow money. The Spring Nationals Super Late Model entry fee for the Tennessee Tipoff Classic is $125.00. The Super Late Model tire rule for this event is as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56.

Friday’s grandstand admission is $15.00 for adults. Adult tier parking admission is $20.00 and adult pit passes are $30.00. Saturday’s grandstand admission is $30.00 for adults. Adult tier parking is $35.00 and adult pit passes are $40.00. A two-day adult general admission pass for Friday and Saturday is $40.00 and a two-day adult tier parking ticket is $50.00 and both must be purchased on Friday.

Tennessee Tipoff Classic Purse (75 Laps): 1) $15,000, 2) $7,500, 3) $4,500, 4) $3,200, 5) $2,400, 6) $1,800, 7) $1,600, 8) $1,500, 9) $1,400, 10) $1,300, 11) $1,000, 12) $975, 13) $900, 14) $850, 15) $800, 16) $775, 17) $750, 18) $750, 19) $750, 20) $750, 21) $750, 22) $750.

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN 37801. The track phone number is (865) 856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on to www.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .